Alright, SO. Things have changed for raiding arcane mages again. Again.
- Ditch Glyph of Arcane Power, grab Glyph of Arcane Missiles
- Arcane Missiles is your go to spell, not Arcane Barrage
- Arcane Stability is even more important now
- Mage Armor (and it’s corresponding glyph) is better than ever
Got all that? Good, moving on to the massive walls of text.
Right now, Arcane Barrage is a wee bit nerfed. The coefficient of the spell was adjusted in a downward direction, and nothing else about the spell was buffed to compensate. Nerf.
However, Arcane Missiles recieved a buff. There is now a new Glyph of Arcane Missiles that buffs up the critical strike damage bonus of AM by 25%.
I currently do not know if this extra crit damage is additive or multiplicative. In either case, this glyph is a fairly hefty boost to AM damage. So much so, that with ABarr being nerfed, AM actually replaces ABarr in the arcane rotation. (more…)